We were delighted to host a performance of storytelling and music at the Divination Foundation’s annual Lunar New Year Party. Thanks to Will Hornyak and Michael Svenson!
Unbeknownst to the world at large, a personal growth movement is taking shape in modern China. Yang Ziwei (known as ‘Annie’) is the founder of THE HOUSE OF I — a personal growth center outside of Beijing, China.
With over 10 years experience in running personal growth centers, Annie also serves as a relationship facilitator for international companies like IBM (China), philanthropic organizations and communities. Currently, she is creating the first Holistic Ecological Community in the form of Chateaus in China. When I visited the House of I, I loved the motto of her art and community oriented museum in Jackson Hole, China: “I gradually opened my eyes, understood Nature and loved it.”
While Taoism is known for a quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river. William Martin is author of The Activist’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution. Bill is the author of several books on Taoist and Zen thought, including: The Parent’s Tao Te Ching, The Couple’s Tao Te Ching, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching … A Path and a Practice, and The Tao of Forgiveness. Along with writing about the Tao, Bill enjoys painting in the Taoist tradition.
David Hinton is the translator of a new version of the I Ching: The Book of Change. David Hinton’s many translations of classical Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary poems that convey the actual texture and density of the originals. He is also the first translator in more than a century of the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and Mencius.
Sean Feng is the founder and Executive Director of Haiwen, a leading provider of the burgeoning personal growth movement in China. Haiwen is a Chinese company founded in 2004, which offers personal and professional development programs and retreats in 23 cities.
Sean earned a BA in Sociology from Simon Fraser University in B.C. and a Diploma in Counseling from the Haven Institute on Gabriola Island, B.C.